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Parisian Parenting in the Digital Age

E-safety consultant Elizabeth Milovidov shares her tips and tricks on keeping Parisian kids safe and parents sane in the digital age.
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INSPIRELLE Hosts Unique Speed Coaching Event in Paris 

INSPIRELLE's first Speed Coaching event gave the Parisian expat community a unique opportunity to connect with some amazing, English-speaking coaches.
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The Motherhood Diaries: Facing Unwanted Advice or Worse, Scolding

The usually reserved French love to tell new mothers what to do. Motherhood diarist Joanne Archibald offers helpful strategies when facing unwanted advice.
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Dominica’s Petit Journal: Asylum Seekers Cruise the Mediterranean and Storm the Borders

We are witnessing the largest refugee crisis since World War 2. Why are people leaving home, with no more than a backpack and a passport in a ziplock bag, to risk their lives at sea? And why should you care?
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Executive and teen coach Jane Mobille shares her reflections on life after the terrorist attacks on Paris in a touching poem.
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How a Broken Heart Led to a Love Affair with Paris

When this woman fell in love with a French man she moved to Paris and found heartbreak but also gained more than she ever expected.
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Man in the Kitchen: A Moveable Feast for Unmoveable Times 

After a long winter, and a litany of bad news – from political turmoil, to terrorism alerts, and the Brexit – what does a person do? Host an al fresco dinner to reconnect with friends and the simpler things in life, of course!
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Get Involved: Holiday Charities in Paris and Beyond

With Christmas approaching, why not spread the giving spirit beyond friends and family with contributions to these holiday charities?
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Man in the Kitchen: Are Smartphones Killing Conversation?

The presidential election. Mom’s new boyfriend. Summer camp. Can we go to France this summer? Can I please have some more pasta??? These are snippets from last night’s dinner conversation with my two children. Human interaction delivered in person. Not an electronic device in sight! Why?
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SOS HELP: A Hotline in Paris in Need of Your Help

Sometimes the most exciting places in the world can be the most daunting, especially if you’re facing the new challenges alone. Without the support of family or friends, the pressure of figuring everything out can lead to anxiety and even depression. Did you know there is a telephone hotline in Paris that you can call to talk to someone?